Folks…I teach 6TH grade.
So…a 7th grader is now 3 months pregnant. She’s 13.
I don’t know whether to say :eek: or :mad: or :smack: or .
She’s a very bright girl–was an A student with me before getting in with a too-mature-for-their-own-good crowd. Never before, or since, have I had a group of 6th grade girls come in wearing make-up, miniskirts, and belly shirts, spending more time in class checking their lipgloss than working, and she was leader of these preening queens. She has attitude with some, but not me–in fact, she really took a liking to me and organized a surprise birthday party for me last year.
Now I hear she’s showing off her belly (she’s 3mos or so, but so tiny a frame she’s already showing), telling all her friends…sigh
She’ll be out of school until 2nd semester. When she returns, if she returns, I am going to tackle her and force her under my wing.
FTR–last year I came to the SDMB speculating one of my 6th graders might be pregnant. I stopped posting about it and went to administration with my concerns; turned out she wasn’t. But this girl, one of her best friends, now is.